Shoveler numbers have been fluctuating from 7 up to 11, mainly from the scrape hide. This a really good number for this time of year and encouraging for the winter ahead.
Pochard have started to arrive on swan lake with a high of 6 individuals, mostly males with one female.
Snipe have been elusive while the last of the autumn work is completed out on the scrape areas and the wet grassland with a high of 12.
Shelduck have also begun to arrive with a maximum count of 7.
Siskin (11) and Redpoll (6) have been seen feeding on alders around woodland secrets. This is very exciting and seems this winter will be great for seeing these two species.